‘Polar Plunge’ jumpers needed

Dave Ogilvie

The Emo and District Lions Club is looking for groups in and around Emo to participate in this year’s “Polar Plunge,” which will take place New Year’s Day in front of La Place Rendez-Vous in Fort Frances.
Participating groups get to keep half of the money they raise while the other half will go towards Lions’ projects in the area.
It’s a great way for groups to raise money.
All they have to do is get some “plungers” from their group, search for sponsors, and show up Jan. 1 ready to go jump in the lake.
Every participant receives a T-shirt and afterwards will be given a chili lunch to warm their bones.
A number of prizes also will be up for grabs, including ones for best costume.
Interested groups are invited to contact Dave (482-2540) or Dawn Marie (482-3965).
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This month’s men’s breakfast was attended by a small group, but everyone on hand enjoyed another fantastic meal prepared by the dedicated kitchen workers of the Emo Legion.
They also enjoyed listening to the guest speaker Christoph Koebel of Winnipeg.
Born in Switzerland but presently living in Winnipeg, Koebel spoke about his experiences as a pastor and missionary in various locations around the world.
The next men’s breakfast will take place on the third Saturday of November.
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The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended their annual fall tea and bazaar on Friday.
They had wonderful donations from businesses and individuals, as well as baking and craft donations.
A thank you also goes out to the great workers who did so much to make the tea a success.
The auxiliary soon will have another good size donation towards the upgraded X-ray (CR reader) equipment for the Emo Health Centre.
Thanks to everyone from across the district for supporting the auxiliary’s fundraising efforts.
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Ward Merrill, with the Backus Community Center in International Falls, invites everyone to attend a concert featuring bluegrass group “Monroe Crossing” at the Backus Auditorium this Saturday (Oct. 23) at 7:30 p.m.
This well-known group has produced 10 CDs and has been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets, available at Betty’s in Fort Frances, cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.
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The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association is holding a bottle drive this Saturday (Oct. 23) throughout Emo.
If you have an empty bottles you would like to donate, please have them ready as players from all divisions will be canvassing the village all day!
If you live outside of Emo and have bottles to donate, they may be dropped off at the Emo Arena on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The area’s youth hockey players thank you in advance for your help in fundraising and recycling!
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The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will be holding a number of interesting videoconferences that may be of interest to anyone operating a small business, including “How to Start a Small Business” at the Rainy River municipal office on Friday, Oct. 29 and again on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the RRFDC office in Fort Frances.
There is no charge for these two workshops.
All other videoconference workshops cost $5 each, which are held in the RRFDC’s training room at 608 Scott St. in Fort Frances.
For more information or to register, call 274-3276.